World’s smallest, but fully functional camera, as claimed by American company- Hammacher Schlemmer, weighs half an ounce and a little larger than a cubic inch (Schlemmer camera).
Though, it has a wrist lanyard, yet being small it’s easy to lose and can be a cause of choking for teenagers and pets. Besides, the factor that makes it quite difficult to buy is its high price tag of $99.95.
Features include 600×1200 JPEG still images and 640×480 30-frames-per-second AVI videos. The camera stores these images and videos on microSD card. A 2GB card is also available along with USB cable; so that the images and videos can later be viewed on computer. This camera charges via USB cable within an hour and its battery lasts for 30 minutes.
Though, the claim of “world’s smallest thing” is itself a proof to be as small as a large grain of salt, yet there is another convincing case i.e. Japan’s Chobi Mini Digital Camera (Chobi Mini Digital Camera).
Chobi camera is smaller than Hammacher Schlemmer‘s camera by volume, as it measures 1.7 inches by 1.1 inches. But the cubic shape of Schlemmer’s camera provides it a plus point over Japanese camera.
But if one has to opt for between Chobi or Schlemmer mini cameras, one will go for Chobi because of its rectangular shape that makes it easy to hold; moreover, it takes higher resolution still images with videos in comparison to Schlemmer’s camera.